Famous People With Schizophrenia

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When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.
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 1 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)
John Forbes Nash Jr.
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015
 2 
Charles Manson
(Led the Manson Family, a Cult Based in California)
Charles Manson
101
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 19, 2017
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 3 
Peter Sutcliffe
(British Serial Killer)
Peter Sutcliffe
59
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bingley, England
Died: November 13, 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Peter Green
(Musician & Songwriter)
Peter Green
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England
Died: July 25, 2020
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Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)
Joey Ramone
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
 6 
Clara Bow
(Actress)
Clara Bow
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 27, 1965
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Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')
Zelda Fitzgerald
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948
Bettie Page
9
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: December 11, 2008
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Jim Gordon
(Musician)
Jim Gordon
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 10 
Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: April 8, 1950
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Jake Lloyd
(Child Actor)
Jake Lloyd
16
Birthdate: March 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 12 
Cheyenne Brando
(French Fashion Model and Daughter of Actor Marlon Brando and Actress Tarita Teriipaia)
Cheyenne Brando
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Died: April 16, 1995
Richard Avedon
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 1, 2004
 14 
Blanche Monnier
(Prisoner)
Blanche Monnier
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: October 13, 1913
 15 
Nancy Spungen
(Drug trafficker, Prostitute)
Nancy Spungen
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: University City
Died: October 12, 1978
 16 
Camille Claudel
(French Sculptor Known for Her Work: ‘The Waltz’ and ‘The Mature Age’)
Camille Claudel
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fère-en-Tardenois, France
Died: October 19, 1943
 17 
Alicia Nash
(Salvadoran-American Physicist)
Alicia Nash
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: May 23, 2015
 18 
Louis Wain
(Artist, Painter)
Louis Wain
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: July 4, 1939
 19 
Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)
Buddy Bolden
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: November 4, 1931
 20 
Herb Baumeister
(Serial killer)
Herb Baumeister
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butler-Tarkington, Indiana, USA
Died: July 3, 1996
 21 
Talal of Jordan
(King of Jordan Who Was Forced to Abdicate due to His Mental Illness)
Talal of Jordan
2
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7, 1972
 22 
William Chester Minor
(Former Surgeon known for Contributions to the Oxford English Dictionary)
William Chester Minor
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: March 26, 1920
 23 
Robert M. Pirsig
(Writer, Philosopher)
Robert M. Pirsig
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, U.S.
Died: April 24, 2017
 24 
Richard Brautigan
(Writer, Poet, Novelist)
Richard Brautigan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma
Died: September 14, 1984
 25 
Jackson C. Frank
(Folk Musician )
Jackson C. Frank
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: March 3, 1999
 26 
Bud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)
Bud Powell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 1, 1966
 27 
Friedrich Hölderlin
(German Poet and Philosopher Best Known for His Novel 'Hyperion')
Friedrich Hölderlin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1770
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
Died: June 7, 1843
 28 
Nathaniel Ayers
(Musician)
Nathaniel Ayers
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
 29 
Agnes Martin
(Painter)
Agnes Martin
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: December 16, 2004
 30 
Robert Walser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Died: December 25, 1956
 31 
Émile Nelligan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 18, 1941
 32 
Karl Maria Wiligut
(Writer, Occultist)
Karl Maria Wiligut
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 3, 1946
 33 
Daniel Paul Schreber
(Judge, Writer, Autobiographer)
Daniel Paul Schreber
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: April 14, 1911
 34 
Sigrid Hjertén
(Swedish Modernist Painter)
Sigrid Hjertén
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: March 24, 1948
 35 
Uuno Kailas
(One of the Most Prominent Finnish Poet of the 1930s)
Uuno Kailas
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heinola
Died: March 22, 1933
 36 
John Altoon
(Former abstract painter)
John Altoon
0
Birthdate: November 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 8, 1969
 37 
Sophie Podolski
(Former Poet, graphic artist known for The book Le pays où tout est permis (1972))
Sophie Podolski
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 29, 1974
 38 
Charmx
(YouTuber)
Charmx
31
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)